The Importance Of Popular Culture In The United States

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Cultures refers to the language, beliefs, values, beliefs, values, behavior and material objects that characterize a group and are passed from one generation to the next. And cultural patterns that are widespread among a society’s population is called - Popular Culture. In this study, we will focus on hip hop culture in the United State. It is safe to say that music is one of many things that we can’t live without. United State is no exception, in fact, United State is the biggest music market on the planet. Blues, country, rock, pop are examples of music genres that United State is famous for. But there is one thing that you cannot miss out when we are talking about America’s culture. It is the hip hop. Being the world’s leading music industry, it means there will be no lack of music diversity. According to The Nielsen Company & Billboard’s 2012 Music Industry Report , despite the success in other genres like pop and country, Hip hop still plays the biggest roles occupying over 50% of the total album sales and over 70% of the total track sales in 2012 respectively. Hip hop music is a style in which it consist rhyming speech to stylized rhythmic music accompaniment. Beatboxing, Breakdancing (physical), Djing (aural), Graffiti (visual), Rapping (oral) are the 5 main elements. And hip hop later became more than just music, it started to impact the society in various aspects. Hip hop is often regarded as black culture. As the name suggested, it is originated from African

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